Posts in: botany

The roots of an early plant partnership

The roots of an early plant partnership

The first land plants quickly formed relationships with fungi

By | Posted April 24, 2017

Fenced in, fenced out

Fenced in, fenced out

The largest stand of American elms is just out of reach in the heart of the city

By | Posted September 19, 2016

The opposite of extinction

The opposite of extinction

Humans are creating new species as well as killing them off, but don’t be too quick to celebrate

By | Posted January 17, 2016

Making scents: The aromatic world of flowers

Making scents: The aromatic world of flowers

The miniscule molecules in plant fragrances have powerful effects

By | Posted January 3, 2013

Frond this way: Lady Gaga's ferns

Frond this way: Lady Gaga’s ferns

Does whimsy trump clarity when botanists name 19 new fern species after the pop superstar?

By | Posted November 13, 2012

Want to discover a new species? Become a botanist.

Want to discover a new species? Become a botanist.

A Q&A with New York Botanical Garden’s James S. Miller

By | Posted April 1, 2012

In the winter of plant taxonomy

In the winter of plant taxonomy

Gerry Moore, director of science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has been watching the plants of the New York metropolitan move and change over the past 30 years

By | Posted March 10, 2011

Native plants evolve to fight off invading species

Native plants evolve to fight off invading species

Watching grass grow just got a lot more interesting

By | Posted February 10, 2011